28 Jun 2007 23:35:00
what do you do with your car keys

Was wondering, specially for the guys here who take photos when they
surf.

What do you usually do with your car keys?

I do the old behind the tire trick but dont take anything of value in
the car. I even leave my Dl at home but keep a photocopy of it in the
glove box.

One a my mates who has all the godgets has this kinda thing that is a
lock box on his bumper, key goes into the box and it has a
combination.

What do *you* do?

Tina Ballerina



29 Jun 2007 01:58:23
BG
Re: what do you do with your car keys

On Jun 29, 4:35 pm, ballinasu...@yahoo.com wrote:
> Was wondering, specially for the guys here who take photos when they
> surf.
Tiina,

I bought a magnetic keybox from Mr. Minute. I also got a non-
computerised copy of my key cut - it won't start the car .

I hide the computerised key in the car, and lock the car with the
dummy key which gets stashed in the keybox which I hide under the car
somewhere.

A mate told me a guy had seen someone shaking his car until the keys
fell from the hiding spot - above the tyre. I used to hide mine in the
springs.

In vic, a mate has a key around his neck which is inside his wetty.
Bit impractical in Qld.

Bob



> What do you usually do with your car keys?
>
> I do the old behind the tire trick but dont take anything of value in
> the car. I even leave my Dl at home but keep a photocopy of it in the
> glove box.
>
> One a my mates who has all the godgets has this kinda thing that is a
> lock box on his bumper, key goes into the box and it has a
> combination.
>
> What do *you* do?
>
> Tina Ballerina




29 Jun 2007 08:00:52
(PeteCresswell)
Re: what do you do with your car keys

Per ballinasurfa@yahoo.com:
>What do you usually do with your car keys?

On the North Shore of Oahu - where breaking into cars was
basically legal - we used to leave the car open with the windows
rolled down. That way the locals wouldn't break a window to get
in and look around.

We kept our valuables in a steel ammunition box that had 1" chain
welded to it that was looped around the rear axle through a hole
cut in the floor under the back seat.

In some areas, there are guys watching the parking lot and
observing where people hide their keys.

Currently I use a linked list strategy.

The key is put in a plastic bag inside something else, inside a
rooftop box - so to find the key one has to open the rooftop box
and do some fairly extensive rummaging.
--
PeteCresswell


29 Jun 2007 08:25:00
Reg
Re: what do you do with your car keys

ballinasurfa@yahoo.com wrote:

> Was wondering, specially for the guys here who take photos when they
> surf.
>
> What do you usually do with your car keys?
>
> I do the old behind the tire trick but dont take anything of value in
> the car. I even leave my Dl at home but keep a photocopy of it in the
> glove box.
>
> One a my mates who has all the godgets has this kinda thing that is a
> lock box on his bumper, key goes into the box and it has a
> combination.
>
> What do *you* do?


Here in NorCal the lowlifes figured out the key behind the
tire thing long ago. That's the first place they look.

As a rule, I never leave a key anywhere near the car. I
bring a spare key and stow it in the leash pocket. As far
as leaving valuables in the car, that's a problem no
matter where you go.

--
Reg



29 Jun 2007 08:44:28
SKIPPER
Re: what do you do with your car keys

On Jun 29, 2:35 am, ballinasu...@yahoo.com wrote:
> Was wondering, specially for the guys here who take photos when they
> surf.
>
> What do you usually do with your car keys?
>
> I do the old behind the tire trick but dont take anything of value in
> the car. I even leave my Dl at home but keep a photocopy of it in the
> glove box.
>
> One a my mates who has all the godgets has this kinda thing that is a
> lock box on his bumper, key goes into the box and it has a
> combination.
>
> What do *you* do?
>
> Tina Ballerina

Dearest Tina,

After I "Made more money now" I bought a car with a numeric
keypad on the door.

yours truly

heenalu kahuna



29 Jun 2007 16:54:22
Tony Malasadas
Re: what do you do with your car keys

<ballinasurfa@yahoo.com > wrote:
> Was wondering, specially for the guys here who take photos when they
> surf.
> What do you usually do with your car keys?
>

More often than not, I leave the keys right in the ignition.
Windows down, doors unlocked. Thievery is a non-issue
at most of the spots I frequent. 80% of the time, I'm parked
in a friend's yard, or I've walked to the break from my house.
Some breaks, a canoe or small boat is the means of transport.
My camera gear is usually in the car.

--x--
Tony




29 Jun 2007 18:07:01
Re: what do you do with your car keys


>
> Tiina,
>
> I bought a magnetic keybox from Mr. Minute. I also got a non-
> computerised copy of my key cut - it won't start the car .
>
> I hide the computerised key in the car, and lock the car with the
> dummy key which gets stashed in the keybox which I hide under the car
> somewhere.
>
> A mate told me a guy had seen someone shaking his car until the keys
> fell from the hiding spot - above the tyre. I used to hide mine in the
> springs.
>
> In vic, a mate has a key around his neck which is inside his wetty.
> Bit impractical in Qld.
>
> Bob

Bob- sounds gr8 but what about valuables in da car?

Like a lotta the guys here take photos etc
so basically your system works to keep the
car from being stolen.

Or is the consensus of the group that
you just dont take anything of value
and photocopy your license in case ya get stopped
by the cops?

Thaks for the ideas.

Surf content- super small on the My Hammy
beach, going to the tina south side sea wall where its still
head high.

More to follow.

Tina



29 Jun 2007 18:08:56
Re: what do you do with your car keys


> We kept our valuables in a steel ammunition box that had 1" chain
> welded to it that was looped around the rear axle through a hole
> cut in the floor under the back seat.


Good idea- what do you do with the key to that box?

I been some places where the best thing to do is
have a very mean dog staying in the car.

but i think on no sho the locals would just eat it?

Pete- where do ya surf now?

Tina



30 Jun 2007 12:00:58
Kev
Re: what do you do with your car keys

ballinasurfa@yahoo.com writes:
>
> Or is the consensus of the group that
> you just dont take anything of value

Protected by poverty. :)

> and photocopy your license in case ya get stopped
> by the cops?

A photocopy sounds dodgy. I thought there were laws about carrying your
licence. Probably varies by state, probably have to hide the real thing
somewhere out of sight. Or keep a $50 to offer instead of your licence!

For keys I sew a keyring into a seam of my wettie and then hook keys
onto that, with a second keyring. Somewhere up between your shoulder
blades and you hardly feel it. Hiding them under the car is much too
easy I reckon. For boardies the same, but a ring sewn into the bottom
of a pocket off to one side.


29 Jun 2007 19:57:06
BG
Re: what do you do with your car keys

Tina,

> Bob- sounds gr8 but what about valuables in da car?

Depends on what sort of car you have - wagons have somewhat elaborate
sets-ups to access the spare. Plenty of junk can help. Thieves want to
get in and out and not spend a heap of time looking for stuff. If you
had a lot of valuable stuff, depending on how good your car is, the
idea of welding in some type of box might be worth considering.

Fortunately, there are still honest folks around. I came out of one
surf and found I had left the car door open in my hurry to get to the
wavest. Not a recommended strategy.

Thanks for the surf report. Far south sea wall or just past the coasts
prime crowded spot? Have you checked coloured stone lately?

Bob


>
> Like a lotta the guys here take photos etc
> so basically your system works to keep the
> car from being stolen.
>
> Or is the consensus of the group that
> you just dont take anything of value
> and photocopy your license in case ya get stopped
> by the cops?
>
> Thaks for the ideas.
>
> Surf content- super small on the My Hammy
> beach, going to the tina south side sea wall where its still
> head high.
>
> More to follow.
>
> Tina





29 Jun 2007 20:20:18
Re: what do you do with your car keys


>
> A photocopy sounds dodgy. I thought there were laws about carrying your
> licence. Probably varies by state, probably have to hide the real thing
> somewhere out of sight.



ya- here in oz its a bit different. I got the idea from a cop. I got
stopped
and the cop asked me for my license. I told him i left it at home
cause i was surfing.

In this case he took my details and license plate and
told me to bring it by the cop shop, which is by my house anyway.

When I went to the cop shop they told me to just keep a notarized
photocopy
in my car as they obviously know a lot of ripofs occur in surf parking
lots.



Or keep a $50 to offer instead of your licence!

that would work for sure in indo eh?
>
> For keys I sew a keyring into a seam of my wettie and then hook keys
> onto that, with a second keyring. Somewhere up between your shoulder
> blades and you hardly feel it.


ya i try not to wear a wettie when i can i usually have just a flack
jacket .5mm

Hiding them under the car is much too
> easy I reckon.

too right.


For boardies the same, but a ring sewn into the bottom
> of a pocket off to one side.

thats seems a good idea- thanks!


Tia Ballerina



29 Jun 2007 20:23:58
Re: what do you do with your car keys


>
> Thanks for the surf report. Far south sea wall or just past the coasts
> prime crowded spot? Have you checked coloured stone lately?
>
> Bob
>

Tina's sea wall, if ya follow.

No I havent- I usually take a cab to ritas for a swell check.

if its big enough I make all haste 8 km more, if its not i jet down
to
tinas sea wall south side.

Of course Im talking bout *south* swells, tinas north side is the go
for summer north swells, if ya follow :-)

Have you surfed much where "nat got beaten badly"?

I usually stay way from dat spot and biron biy.

jes leaving south now hope to catch the tide right.

its satday why arent you surfin?

Tina



30 Jun 2007 18:06:53
NZed
Re: what do you do with your car keys

Dont have any problems....I just have a pitt bull terrier...seems to do the
job. ;
"God help those who help themselves"

NZed

<ballinasurfa@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1183098900.849807.195100@e9g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
> Was wondering, specially for the guys here who take photos when they
> surf.
>
> What do you usually do with your car keys?
>
> I do the old behind the tire trick but dont take anything of value in
> the car. I even leave my Dl at home but keep a photocopy of it in the
> glove box.
>
> One a my mates who has all the godgets has this kinda thing that is a
> lock box on his bumper, key goes into the box and it has a
> combination.
>
> What do *you* do?
>
> Tina Ballerina
>




30 Jun 2007 00:28:12
BG
Re: what do you do with your car keys

Tina,

> Have you surfed much where "nat got beaten badly"?

Only a handful of times. There are other less crowded spots -less
quality but less people. Other a surf in Feb haven't surfed Byron in
years. This used to be where our first surf trips were in the 70s.

Why aren't I surfin. Did a crap job of stripping the sealing in
preparation for painting. A job that I have been working on for more
than 6 months. It was going to be a choice between Sat & Sunday - I
reckon Sunday should be the better day.

Late arvo cam check suggests swell is still small.

Bob



30 Jun 2007 19:49:40
(PeteCresswell)
Re: what do you do with your car keys

Per ballinasurfa@yahoo.com:
>but i think on no sho the locals would just eat it?

I head a story about some mainland organized crime guys trying to
extend their control to the Hawaiian organized crime guys.

They sent somebody over to intimidate them. The Hawaiian guys
Fed-exed back a head and a note saying "Delicious! Send more!"

Probably a Snopes.com reject... but it sounds good...


When I was spending a lot of time on the North Shore, there was
this infamous guy that people called "Bla James". The story was
that the cops explicitly allowed James and a few others to steal
from cars as long as the reported any marijuana finds to the
cops.

OTOH, in the nine years that I frequented the North Shore, I
never actually layed eyes on a Honolulu Police officer.

Fell asleep in my car once at Laneakea with one of my size
fifteens hanging out the driver's side window and woke up later
with a citation for an expired safety sticker tied around my big
toe. But I never did actually see the guy.


>Pete- where do ya surf now?

Shortly after moving to the East Coast, I went over to the dark
side: windsurfing.

But have started surfing again.... in a manner of speaking...

Bought a wave ski (i.e. goat boat...) in mid-winter and have been
using it to better amortize the loss of a day's pay and 3-hour
round trip drive to the New Jersey shore.

Leave around 5:30, surf until 9 - or whenever it gets blown out -
and then go over to the bay and windsurf the rest of the day.

Today at the Absecon Inlet jetty it was the best I've ever seen
New Jersey. 2-3' glassy, long-period swells, totally coherent,
easy paddle out...
--
PeteCresswell


30 Jun 2007 22:22:40
Surfer Bob
Re: what do you do with your car keys

ballinasu...@yahoo.com wrote:
> What do you usually do with your car keys?

A spare key on a shoelace goes around my neck. Or maybe in the key
pocket of my trunks or wettie. It's not exactly rocket science, guys.

I used to carry my drivers license and dinero with me in a thin
waterproof wallet, but after years of never getting broken into, I
stopped.

I guess things are just not that bad at my local spots. I'd like to
think that the locals who know me would say or do something if they
saw someone else breaking into my car, but...

Once when I locked myself out, a local helped me break into my own car
with a big stiff wire bent into a jimmy. Handy.

Surfer Bob



01 Jul 2007 13:39:40
Tony Malasadas
Re: what do you do with your car keys

"Surfer Bob" <surferbeto@hotmail.com > wrote:
> Once when I locked myself out, a local helped me break into my own car
> with a big stiff wire bent into a jimmy. Handy.
>

Reminds of the time some guy with a mid-life crisis locked himself out of
his Porsche, at the beach. He went swimming with his keys and alarm
remote in his pocket. When he tried to disarm the alarm, the gizmo failed
and he set off the alarm. When I pulled up he was frantic. He asked if
I could give him a ride to a place where he could get a new battery, hoping
that would solve the problem. HA! New York plates + new Porsche +
stupid tourist = HELL, NO!!!
Suffer, sucker!!

--x--
Tony




01 Jul 2007 16:37:52
(PeteCresswell)
Re: what do you do with your car keys

Per ballinasurfa@yahoo.com:
>Good idea- what do you do with the key to that box?

Wasn't my box - so I can't recall whether it was a combination
lock or somebody just had a key pocket in their bathing suit.
--
PeteCresswell


01 Jul 2007 22:57:27
bsinclair
Re: what do you do with your car keys


"Tony Malasadas" <tonybaloney@addyisphoney.net > wrote in message
news:w8Ohi.592$105.6@trndny08...
> "Surfer Bob" <surferbeto@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Once when I locked myself out, a local helped me break into my own car
>> with a big stiff wire bent into a jimmy. Handy.
>>
>
> Reminds of the time some guy with a mid-life crisis locked himself out of
> his Porsche, at the beach. He went swimming with his keys and alarm
> remote in his pocket. When he tried to disarm the alarm, the gizmo failed
> and he set off the alarm. When I pulled up he was frantic. He asked if
> I could give him a ride to a place where he could get a new battery,
> hoping
> that would solve the problem. HA! New York plates + new Porsche +
> stupid tourist = HELL, NO!!!
> Suffer, sucker!!
>
> --x--
> Tony
>
yeah, I had a key with all those stupid buttons on it. Had to make an
old-fashioned key for getting wet. The "new" replacement key has a chip in
it, and technically it is not supposed to get wet. I've been dunking that
key for 4 years so far without problem.
bs




02 Jul 2007 19:16:05
rodndtube
Re: what do you do with your car keys

In the past year I purchased one of those special plastic water proof
pockets you sling around your neck and put under your wettie. There
was no getting around it because you never know what kind and size of
rental car keys you will be stuck with using. Otherwise, I use a leash
key pocket.



02 Jul 2007 22:56:33
Surfer Bob
Re: what do you do with your car keys

"Tony Malasadas" <tonybalo...@addyisphoney.net > wrote:
> ...HA! New York plates + new Porsche +
> stupid tourist = HELL, NO!!!
> Suffer, sucker!!

Too funny! Car alarms and Porsches are not the surfers way.

I lost my key because it was a little bit too long to fit in the key
pocket on my leash. I went for it anyway, with the thing as snugly
velcro-ed down as I could manage. It wasn't good enough. One of many
steep, head high barrels with water sucking and swirling around my
ankles pulled that key out and down to Davy Jones' locker. I could
have walked home, but a handy local with his friend Jimmy saved me the
trouble. Live and learn.

SB